Halloween Themed Cozy Mystery Books

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The Legend of Sleepy Harlow (League of Literary Ladies #3) by Kylie Logan

It takes more than a lurid legend to scare off the League of Literary Ladies…

For Halloween, the Literary Ladies have chosen to read Washington Irving’s spooky classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, with its infamous headless horseman. But South Bass Island has its own headless legend—of a...

The Legend of Tabby Hollow (Whales and Tails Mystery #5) Kathi Dailey

A cozy mystery series set on Madrona Island, a fictional island within the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. As a fourth generation islander Caitlin Hart is struggling to make her way as the economy and culture of the island evolves toward a tourism based industry. Cait lives...

litter_of_law by Rita Mae Brown

Autumn has descended and crops are being harvested all over Crozet, Virginia, ideal conditions for a scenic drive for Harry and husband Fair. Bucolic views are all well and good, but Harry’s nose for trouble leads her straight to a cornfield’s macabre scarecrow—an all too real murder victim that...

The Murders at Astaire Castle (Mac Faraday Mystery #5) by Lauren Carr

Never tell Mac Faraday not to do something.

Spencer's police chief, David O'Callaghan, learns this lesson the hard way when he orders Mac Faraday to stay away from the south end of Spencer's mountaintop-even though he owns the property. It doesn't take long for Mac to find out what lies...

The Sacrifice (Anna Denning Mystery #3) by Karin Kaufman

It’s nearly Halloween in Elk Park, Colorado, and one of the Elk Valley Historical Society’s founding members, a retired history professor who wanted to hire genealogist Anna Denning to complete his secret research into the family trees of two other members, has been found dead--the victim of a...

The Scarecrow Murders (Rhodes to Murder Mystery #4) by Mary Welk

It's a battle of the sexes in little Rhineburg, Illinois when Bruck University's fledgling football team butts heads with female rodeo riders during Halloween Homecoming Days.

The Big Bad Bruins can’t believe it when Bruck President Garrison Hurst hires the Moore Sisters' Rodeo to...

The Skeleton Haunts a House (Family Skeleton Mystery #3) Leigh Perry

Sid the Skeleton bones up on clues to solve a Haunted House homicide in this mystery from the author of The Skeleton Takes a Bow…

What holiday could bring more warmth to a skeleton’s chest cavity than Halloween? And when you’re a living skeleton who’s not supposed to be seen outside the...

The Spook in the Stacks (Lighthouse Library Mystery #4)

Halloween in North Carolina’s Outer Banks becomes seriously tricky when librarian Lucy Richardson stumbles across something extra unusual in the rare books section: a dead body.

Wealthy businessman Jay Ruddle is considering donating his extensive collection of North Carolina historical...

The Stitching Hour (Embroidery Mystery Series #9) Amanda Lee

Marcy’s shop, the Seven-Year Stitch, is one year old this October so it’s time to party in little Tallulah Falls, Oregon. Aside from the Halloween decorations and festive stitching kits and patterns, Marcy’s got all sorts of celebratory swag, including Seven-Year Stitch key rings and goodie bags...

Tiaras & Terror (Aloha Lagoon Mystery #13)

This book is written by Anne Marie Stoddard. Happy Hula Boutique manager, Kaley, is excited to celebrate Halloween with her friends at Aloha Lagoon’s upcoming Alohaween Festival—that is, until her Aunt Rikki drags her to a ghoul-themed beauty pageant to cheer on her longtime nemesis, Harmony...

Town in a Pumpkin Bash (Candy Holliday Series #4) by B. B. Haywood

In the quaint seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday has a mostly idyllic life, tending to the Blueberry Acres farm she runs with her father and occasionally stepping in to solve a murder or two…

Halloween is fast approaching, and preparations for the Pumpkin Bash, Cape...

Trick or Deadly Treat (Fresh-Baked Mystery Series #9) by Livia Washburn

It’s Halloween in Weatherford, Texas—which means Phyllis Newsom is baking up a storm of yummy seasonal treats...but she’s about to get even busier unmasking a killer.

While Phyllis and her friend Carolyn are preparing for a baking contest, her housemate Sam adopts Buck, an adorable...

Trick or Deceit (A Celebration Bay Mystery Series #4) by Shelley Freydont

This October in Celebration Bay, you can’t swing a black cat without hitting a haunted house. There are three finalists in the contest for the town’s official Haunted House, and ten thousand dollars will go to the winner, with the rest of the contributions and proceeds funding a new community...

Trick or Treason (Zoe Donovan Mystery #26)

As is his tradition, Zak has gone Halloween Crazy, while Zoe is trying to overcome the baby bump blues and harness some enthusiasm for the annual Haunted Hamlet. Things seem to be on track for a Spooktacular good time until Zoe stumbles onto a Halloween mystery even she didn't see coming.

Trick or Treat Murder (Lucy Stone Series #3) by Leslie Meier

Haunted-house parties and ghostly galas. . .grinning pumpkins, mayhem and murder. It's going to be one heck of a Halloween for Lucy Stone and Tinker's Cove. . .

It's October in Maine, and everyone in Tinker's Cove is preparing for the annual Halloween festival. While Lucy Stone is...

Vampires, Bones and Treacle Scones (Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series #7) by Kaitlyn Dunnett

Liss MacCrimmon, newlywed and proud owner of Moosetookalok, Maine's, Scottish Emporium, is thrilled to be organizing the rural town's Halloween fundraiser. And the abandoned Chadwick mansion will be the perfect setting for a creepy old haunted house. . .

A wee bit too perfect, perhaps....

Wicked Witch Murder (Lucy Stone Series #16) by Leslie Meier

When the bewitching Diana Ravenscroft comes to quiet Tinker's Cove and opens Solstice, a quaint little shop offering everything from jewelry to psychic readings, Lucy Stone writes her off as eccentric but harmless. Even after Diana gives her a disturbingly accurate reading, Lucy can't help but...

Witches' Bane (China Bayles Series #2) by Susan Wittig Albert

The second China Bayles mystery. Herb shop owner China is shocked when Halloween hijinks take a gruesome turn in Pecan Springs, ending in a brutal murder. And China is even more shocked when her friend Ruby, a New Age expert in tarot and astrology, becomes the prime suspect after a minister...

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